week 16 – Changgyeonggung Palace and Eating Live Squid

Changgyeonggung Palace is originally built as Suganggung Palace by the 4th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty and is famous for having a "secret garden" that is extremely beautiful. However, it was a real pity that by...

CityU – Trips back to China and Some Thoughts

During the last four months, I've made frequent trips back to China. The main reason is that my hometown Guangzhou is located north of Hong Kong and it only takes me 2 hours to...

Week 10 – Teaching English

For the past few weeks, as part of the requirement for volunteering hours, I would head to Mapo-Dong love aid foundation to teach children English. These children come from the more underprivelleged households in Korea...

CityU – Celebrating Nation Day with More Hikes and Fireworks

  I wouldn't believe it if someone told me he/she has covered every last mile of all the trails in Hong Kong. One thing that I noticed after my 1-month of short stay was that...

Yonsei Week 14 – My first snow!

There was a stillness in the air as I left my apartment to grab something to eat for breakfast. The roads were covered white, and powder-like snow filling the atmosphere. I had already missed the...

Week 9 – Delivering Coal

In some parts of Seoul, especially the outskirts, there are some estates that is generally populated with the elderlies. In these estates, the facilities avaiable are pretty basic. As part of the IOY club in...

“It’s Lit!” – Hong Kong, Week 4

220918 - 290918 "There’s no one-upping a super typhoon, that’s just facts." - me (2018) *** On Saturday, we went to Victoria Peak! The one with the famous Peak Tram yes, that Victoria Peak. Except we didn't...

CityU – First Hike in Hong Kong

The second week into this semester, a super typhoon Mangkhut smashed Hong Kong hard and caused serious damage. Looking back, even though I am so used to typhoons growing up in Southern China, Mangkhut...

HKUST – Final Thoughts

Having lived in Hong Kong for such a long period of time, I have started to like the place a lot more. This is because I feel that its public transport system is much...
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HKUST – Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley

As my parents were in town, they happened to have friends which invited us to go to the Happy Valley Jockey Club for dinner. It was my first time visiting the Jockey Club as...

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